Pathways / Credit Transfers / Prior Learning Recognition

Everybody likes having choices! Discover how a Collège Boréal diploma sets the stage for a myriad of new opportunities.

From the beginning, Collège Boréal has developed articulation agreements with other postsecondary institutions to give its students greater flexibility in pursuing French-language post-secondary education opportunities or in exploring career possibilities.  As such, the development of various collaborations with other colleges and universities in the province and throughout Canada remains one of our priorities.

Partnerships that will not disappoint!

Labour market needs change rapidly, thus making continuing education a necessity. In collaboration with several Ontario and Canadian colleges and universities, Collège Boréal continues to ensure student mobility through articulation agreements (established pathways to credit recognition)  allowing students to continue their education and quickly reach their professional goals.

In this respect, Collège Boréal has developed over 70 articulation agreements related to several college and university programs with a number of post-secondary institutions in Canada.

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About ONTransfer

When considering the transition from college to university, most Ontario universities will recognize 30 credits following a two-year college diploma. You will find information relating to Ontario postsecondary transfer pathways at You may also consult the interactive Guide detailing how credits from one institution can transfer to another.

About Articulations Agreements

In order to facilitate student mobility between colleges and universities, the Government has launched an initiative facilitating credit transfers between institutions and programs, thus allowing students to optimize their studies while reducing unnecessary costs.

Credit Transfers

A credit transfer grants an exemption for courses taken at Collège Boréal or another post-secondary institution.

Only the requests for courses with a minimum final grade of “C” or higher than 60% may be processed for credit transfer purposes, except for programs with a specific passing grade greater than a “C.”

Transfer credit assessments must be done according to the norms and learning outcomes, affinity with the program’s specialized content or other educational requirements or its applicability to this content.

Block Transfers (Advanced Stage)

Block transfers (advanced stage) grants an exemption for a group of credits or courses when they are equivalent to program or course results at another institution. A block transfer allows a student to enrol in another program at an advanced stage.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) offers students the opportunity to acquire college credit for the skills and knowledge gained through previous learning experiences. PLAR is based on the assessment of non-traditional learning experiences, such as previous work experience, internships, volunteer work, workshops, conferences, self-taught training, political involvement as well as athletic, cultural, and social activities, travel experiences, etc.